Was the chant coming down from the high stands in the United Center last night as ex-Piston Big Ben Wallace, apparentely wearing his newly endorsed $15 basketball shoes
, drove the Bulls to a 83-81 victory
. It was close though after the Bulls blew a 12-point lead with 3 or so minutes to go but they hung on so I could witness my first win of the season, with 9 games to play.
That result last night also meant that the Bulls secured a play-off spot, although just qualifying was not enough for captain Kirk Hinrich: "We're beyond that, we expect to make the playoffs. Our plan is to finish the season strong and make a run in the playoffs. It's time for us to do that."
A bit different from my first year in the city, when the team could only dream of playing past the regular season.